To provide deduction and detailed listening practice using a text about dinner dates in the context of social gatherings.
To provide accuracy speaking practice and awareness of conversation fillers and polite forms in English language in the context of social gatherings as dinner dates.
Procedure (40-47 minutes)
Divide the students into two groups of A's and B's. They will try to convince their partner to come to their house. If something is good they will tell positive things, if they don't like it they will give negative answers but only of one or two words. If their partner can convince them, they will accept. Then they will change roles.
Make groups of three. Distribute the students pictures at p. 32 of Ss Book. Give them the names of the personnages. Tell them to imagine a story about them. Tell them now to write dialogues and share the roles. Name Nigel, Derek and Camilla. Tell them to get ready in different parts of the classroom. When they are ready, to act it. If two or more Ss do not make up a group, help them taking a part. Ask the Ss which group was better.
The students will elicit the meaning of a list of words that are in the recording.
Tell students to go back to their first pairs. They will learn what really happens in those pictures, but there are some mistakes on them. What are they? They will find out listening to the exercises. They should look at the pictures carefully and take notes while listening. After listening, they will compare their answers with their partners.
Tell the students to read the questions in exercise 3. They are going to listen to the dialogue once again and mark T or F next to each sentence. After listening, they will compare their answers with their partners, and then with other pairs. Each pair will be given a transcript page of the recording and a bit later the key to the answers.
The same pairs will be told they are at table at one of them. (The other has accepted the invitation). They are having a conversation at the table. They will write 5 sentences of any dialogue for each of them and talk it to the class.